Saturday, May 10, 2014

My Qiverful

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, 
So are the children of one’s youth. 
Happy the man who has his quiver full of them; 
Psalm 127:4,5a

It will be my first Mother's Day without a Mom... I'm not quite sure how to feel about it. A little sad maybe, but then again, there is so much to be grateful for and I know my mom would say, "Aw, Mart, don't cry." So I'll try not to.

Instead of being sad, this year I will be grateful for the passel full of children God has blessed me with. They won't all be here (Jim's in Minnesota), but the past year has brought about a miraculous healing in our family, one I feared might never occur, and I am blessed.

To my mom: You gave me one of the most blessed childhoods. You always loved me, always prayed for me, and always tried to encourage me to count my blessings. I can only imagine the wonderful Mother's Day you must be having in heaven with your own mom. Give her a hug and tell her I can't wait to meet her, okay?

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  1. I never thought about how Grandma would be with her own mom again. It's been an awful long time for them to be apart. My emotions are all mixed up thinking about it... Happy and sad at the same time.

    I love you Mom.

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    1. They've been apart for almost 75 years. Yes, it's a little strange to think about, isn't it?

      I love you too, Beth.
      :0)

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  2. Yep, that's a lot of kids! And you had them one at a time, too! Ha. Happy thoughts and memories....choose to enjoy the day!

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    1. One at a time, yes. It's a little easier to get used to the chaos that way... maybe. Then again, perhaps I wouldn't know. How is it the other way? (I almost forgot you got three at once.)
      :0)

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  3. Love that family shot. A happy time. Sending love and hugs for a Marvelous Mother's Day. Missing mine too, but counting my blessing too.

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    1. I'd hoped for a good shot of all my kids at Christmas and this one came gift wrapped. It was perfect.
      :0)
      Happy Mother's Day, Wanda!

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  4. That last paragraph got me choked up a bit...

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    1. Here. Have a tissue.
      I love you, Rachel.

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  5. Happy Mothers Day Martha....
    Be happy ♥️

    Linda :o)

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    1. It turned out to be a good Mother's Day and I didn't cry.

      :0)

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  6. I felt very melancholy on Mother's Day. It was not my favorite one so far.

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    1. If not for the multitude of distractions here, I may have felt the same way. Then again, the last few were rather melancholy for me. Perhaps I'm on the rebound.

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